George William David Bell

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First name: George

Middle name: William David

Last name: Bell

Personal information:

George William David Bell of Port Hedland, W.A., embarked from Fremantle on board HMAT A52 Surada, 17 Feb. 1915 and served with the 16th Battalion in France. (According to AIF he served with the 10th Lighthorse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement). He was wounded and captured at Reincourt near Bullicourt, France, April 1917, and repatriated May, 1918. Acting Corporal on enlistment, Private on NR.

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Box 8 Item 17 – Hugh Venables Vernon miscellaneous papers, 1916-1919.
Handmade protection with steely look and stylish upper lip!

At first glance it is apparent that this garment would have been quite difficult to actually put on, due to the tight fit. Undoubtedly handcrafted by a loved one, it has been photographed in action by the  wearer, as intended. I particularly like the attention to detail on the moustache – possibly one of the few things that a man in his position had complete control over.

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